Hello all! I'm Laurie from South Dakota. I convinced my husband to let me get six chicks last spring and now we both love them! He even built them their own little chicken house. I grew up on the farm and my mom had chickens and ducks and geese from time to time but I never thought they were much fun until I got my own. They are so tame its just ridiculous! We also have two dogs, two cats, two lovebirds, two ducks named Nellie and Ronald, and a hamster named Alice! Here are my six ladies, Audrey Hepburn, Doris Day, Betty White, Lucy Ball, Ethel Mertz, and the bossiest one is Martha Stewart. Are they really Rhode Island Reds like we were told when we bought them? They seem lighter in color than most of the RIR pictures I've seen. Thanks!!!